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Yorgos Lanthimos’ next two projects are as strange as Poor Things

Aliens are coming!

Yorgos Lanthimos’ next two projects are as strange as Poor Things
Juan Carlos Saloz

Juan Carlos Saloz

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It is clear that Poor Things has become one of the most important films of the year. With the Oscars just around the corner, the film starring Emma Stone is only competing with Oppenheimer on the list of favorites to win the award. However, Yorgos Lanthimos is not satisfied with that, and already has two new films in mind that will be on par with this film… at least in terms of oddities.

The also director of Canino, Langosta and The Killing of a Sacred Deer —all great films, by the way— is already developing not just one, but two projects that have synopses as unusual as the ones he is known for. He is in top form and wants to prove it with new films that fill theaters and award festivals.

More poor and more creatures

The first of these films, in fact, is already filmed, its name is Kind of Kindness and it is an anthology film that is divided into three independent stories, although we do not know if they will have a connection between them. The protagonists are, of course, Emma Stone and Willem Dafoe. But alongside them there are other wonderful faces like Jesse Plemons or Margaret Qualley. We only know that the film is contemporary and set in the United States.

On the other hand, there is a new project that we know a little more about, as it is a remake. The movie being reimagined is Save the Planet Earth, a South Korean comedy from 2003 in which we see how a man is convinced that extraterrestrials from the Andromeda Galaxy are about to conquer Earth. In an attempt to save the world, he kidnaps the president of a chemical company who, he claims, is one of these aliens. The plan is to shoot it this summer, but we still don’t know anything else about it.

Juan Carlos Saloz

Juan Carlos Saloz

Cultural journalist specialized in film, series, comics, video games, and everything your parents tried to keep you away from during your childhood. Also an aspiring film director, screenwriter, and professional troublemaker.

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